The Severed Crown
The Civil War in England is at an end. Yet for three years a defeated king continues to influence the country’s religious and political life to profound effect. With passion and excitement, Jane Lane evokes the world of Charles I, unravels an intriguing, controversial figure in the King himself, and reconstructs the drama of a tragic reign. Was Charles a pawn to French diplomacy, a tyrant or martyr? The astonishing portrayals in The Severed Crown entice the reader to make up their own mind.
Author biography:Jane Lane Elaine K. Dakers was born in 1905 and her first novel was published when she was just seventeen. She adopted the pen-name of Jane Lane to reflect the historical nature of her books, Lane being the maiden name of her grandmother, a descendant of the Herefordshire branch of Lanes who sheltered King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester.
A versatile and dynamic author, Jane Lane wrote over forty works of fiction, biography, history, and children’s books.
She is perhaps best known for her books about the Stuart period and 18th century Scotland, written from a Catholic and Royalist perspective. ‘A State of Mind’ is unique among her books, being set in a dystopian future.
She died in 1978.
‘Miss Lane towers head and shoulders above the rest’ – The New Statesman
‘A writer who offers…faithfulness to historical fact and style’ – The Sunday Times
‘One of the few contemporary writers who excel both as novelists and historians’ – The Tablet